Thursday, August 23, 2007

TN Phil Association Conference

A copy of the call for papers for the 2007 meetings of the Tennessee Philosophical association is attached. The call can also be found at

Submissions in all areas of philosophical interest, as always, are welcome. They are due Friday, September 14, 2007.

But this year, on the occasion of John Lachs's keynote address at our annual meeting, we want also to encourage submissions honoring the spirit of John Dewey's remark -- often recited by Lachs -- that "philosophy recovers itself when it ceases to be a device for dealing with the problems of philosophers and becomes a method, cultivated by philosophers, for dealing with the problems of men."

Special consideration will accordingly be directed to submissions in areas Lachs has explored during his long and distinguished career at Vanderbilt, including American philosophy, 19th century German philosophy, and ethics. An excellent overview of Lachs's philosophical vision is available in interview form: <>

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